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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Clayton Kershaw going for MRI after back tightens up

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw could be headed back to the disabled list almost as soon as he returned from it.

Kershaw pitched on Thursday for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing just one run over five innings in a no-decision. It was his first start back from a DL trip for biceps tendinitis.

Kershaw only threw 62 pitches and exited after five innings. His velocity was down during the appearance, as he was clocked at around 88-90 mph on his fastball, which he didn’t throw too frequently.

Following the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Kershaw’s back tightened up on him during the start and that he would be heading for an MRI.

Mike DiGiovanna also said that Kershaw would not travel to Denver, where the team is heading to face the Rockies.

Kershaw is 1-4 with a 2.76 ERA this season.

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